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“Bird Watchers' Delight”
Review of Molino del Santo

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Molino del Santo
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Benaojan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 28, 2008

Where can you enjoy a delightful meal, al-fresco, overlooking a gushing mountain stream, watching dippers and grey wagtails by the water, black wheatears perching atop the boulders above, and griffon vultures circling high in the sky? At Molino del Santo at Benaojan. As seasoned birdwatchers in Andalucia, we have yet to stay in a hotel that tops Molino for comfort, friendly ambience, lovely rooms and, of course, for being in an area rich in bird life. An absolute gem!

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Reviewed April 18, 2008

Lovely small hotel in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Friendly, very helpful service and excellent food. Situated near to a railway station so opportunity to walk the well marked path that follows railway line and river through stunning scenery to the next (downhill) station, have a delicious lunch and catch the train back! Many other opportunities for walking in the area. This is a beautiful area with some lovely scenery and the hotel is an excellent base from which to enjoy it all.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 16, 2008

JP Scotland April 2008
This little hotel is a hidden gem. Despite travelling extensively for both business and leisure, every year we return to Molino del Santo for a few days of peace and relaxation. The hotel is a delightful old watermill sensitively converted and extended to create just 18 rooms. The rooms are spotless and designed to fit with the character of the traditional style Spanish buildings. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens adjacent to the rushing waters of the mill lade, the setting is ideal for people looking to get away from it all and to laze by the pool. However, there are also plenty of activities if you venture further afield. The hotel provides detailed information about the numerous walks across the surrounding valleys and hills, which abound with birdlife, flowers and butterflies. Explore the numerous picturesque white villages of the area and visit the nearby town of Ronda, which, while often busy with tourists, has a spectacular setting and plenty of interesting museums.

The hotel food is Spanish but with adaptations to suit international palates. Breakfasts offer a spread of continental delicacies as well as one or two cooked dishes each day. The real delight of this hotel though is the staff – they are all extremely welcoming, efficient and helpful. I’m already checking out dates for my next visit!

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Reviewed April 14, 2008

a peaceful place to stay. good pleasant staff. good walks. food above average, good value for money. will go again.

Stayed: March 2008
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Reviewed April 12, 2008

We stayed as a family - 4 adults, 2 small children. Everyone very friendly. Comfortable bedrooms. Great food and wines. Benaojan is small unspoilt Spanish mountain village built around a small river and waterfalls. Ronda is close by road. But Benaojan has tiny train station with regular service; all stations west to Ronda and Granada, all stations east to Algerciras. Good spot to stay for day walking in the National park - one walking route is immediately outside the hotel's front gate. And a fantastic bonus for all those who want peace and quiet and to escape from the daily garbage served up by the media - there's no TV!!

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Reviewed April 11, 2008

My family of 4 stayed at Molina del Santo for 3 nights. It is a peaceful, beautiful place. The rooms are big and well decorated. The dining room is great; lunching outside next to the river was a treat.

Benjaon is a great central location for seeing Ronda, other hill towns and very close to Cueva de las Piletas, a real treasure.

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Reviewed April 8, 2008

Having visited Molino del Santo many times in recent years, once again this March I found all the things that draw me back, each time. The friendly and helpful staff make sure you enjoy and relax while you are there. With its local themes the hotel displays and offers you many pursuits if required and all the relaxation you need.

Stayed: March 2008
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Additional Information about Molino del Santo

Address: Avenida Estacion, 29370 Benaojan, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Benaojan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Benaojan
Price Range: $150 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Molino del Santo 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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